Saving time is a critical focus for the Center for Injury Biomechanics (CIB). Integrating active and passive systems effectively requires factoring in the amount of time someone may have in certain situations. In many cases, milliseconds can mean the difference between life and death. In the words of center director Warren Hardy, “With a little bit of extra time, you can get those airbags out sooner, you can figure out how to deploy the airbags, you can apply the brakes, etc.”
The center’s trauma research benefits from several facilities, including the crash sled lab and the impact biomechanics labs. These research hubs have the capacity to perform high-level simulations through utilizing instrumentation devices, modular testing systems, high-speed video systems, and computational models of the brain and skull. CIB’s facilities and capabilities support their research that results in making every second count.
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